Frederick in a Glass

I'll Drink to That!

Article by Rhonda Stephens

Photography by Jessica Patterson Photography

Originally published in Frederick Lifestyle

Daunting as the task might be, Dayton Young of JoJo’s Taphouse and Restaurant was up for the challenge of creating what she calls "The Frederick Elixir." This taste of Frederick drink is a winning combination of sweet, heat and savory. Keeping it local, Dayton used liquors from local distilleries, along with McCutcheon’s honey-infusing it with lemongrass from Dandelion and Rust Farm and garnishing with micro-basil from City Harvest. Topping it off with a hint of Maryland’s Old Bay Seasoning, this unique combination of locally sourced ingredients is a must-try and is found only at JoJo’s Taphouse and Restaurant.

The Frederick Elixir


1/2 ounce Tenth Ward Distillery Summertime Liqueur

3/4 ounce McClintock Distillery Epiphany Vodka

3/4 ounce Dragon Distillery Lancelot’s Flaming Love Mango Habanero Vodka

3/4 ounce Springfield Manor Lavender Vodka

1/2 ounce American Shochu Company Umai! Shochu

6 drops Habanero shrub

1 ounce Lemongrass-infused honey

Old Bay seasoning


Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain over a whiskey cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with sprig of micro-basil and sprinkle a dash of Old Bay across the cube.

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